2019 Fall Basic Economic Development Course


The 2019 Fall Basic Economic Development Course is now full. Please contact abi@texasedc.org to be added to the waitlist. 

Date of Event: November 12-15, 2019
Start Time of Event: 8:00 AM, November 12
End Time of Event: 1:00 PM, November 15
Registration Rate: $700

The Basic Economic Development Course focuses on the fundamental concepts, tools and skills needed to be successful in today's political, economic and business environment.  The BEDC will provide the participant with a comprehensive understanding of the keys of successful economic development.  For those new to the profession, the BEDC is the first step toward professional certification.

This course is conducted through a partnership with the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX).

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Hilton Hotel

113 S University Parks Dr.
Waco, TX 76701
(254) 754-8484

Overnight Accommodations:

The TEDC's discounted room block rate at the Hilton Hotel is currently $145.00/night+tax. There are limited number of rooms available in the TEDC's room block. The room block rate will expire on October 21st, 2019.

To book your reservation by phone: (800) 445-8667

To book your reservation online: Room Reservation Link              


The BEDC is accredited by the International Economic Development Council.  As such, the TEDC is required to record attendance to meet IEDC course standards. Each attendee must complete the requisite number of hours for all course modules in order to receive a completion certificate for the BEDC. The BEDC qualifies as a professional economic development training requirement to sit for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) examination.

Registration and Payment Policy:  All registrations are to be made online. Registrations will not be accepted by mail, email, telephone or fax. Payments in advance are encouraged, unless specified to be paid prior to the event. Invoices are required to be paid within 30 days following the event. Payments may be made in the form of check or online via credit card. Purchase orders will not be accepted as a form of payment.

Cancellation, Refund and No-Show Policy:  All cancellations must be received in writing via email to TEDC staff. Cancellations received in writing on or before (10 business days), and which payment has been received, will be refunded via check following the event. All refunds will be charged a $35.00 administration cancellation fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after (10 business days). A registrant who does not submit a written cancellation or attend the event, is considered a No-Show and is not eligible for a refund. A registrant who does not submit a written notice of cancellation or attend the event is still responsible for the registration fee.